Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Tailoring Activity Recognition to Provide Cues that Trigger Autobiographical Memory of Elderly People

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_63,
        author={Lorena Arcega and Jaime Font and Carlos Cetina},
        title={Tailoring Activity Recognition to Provide Cues that Trigger Autobiographical Memory of Elderly People},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013,  Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={RFID Activity recognition Age-related memory impairment},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_63}
    }
    
  • Lorena Arcega
    Jaime Font
    Carlos Cetina
    Year: 2014
    Tailoring Activity Recognition to Provide Cues that Trigger Autobiographical Memory of Elderly People
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_63
Lorena Arcega1,*, Jaime Font1,*, Carlos Cetina1,*
  • 1: San Jorge University
*Contact email: larcega@usj.es, jfont@usj.es, ccetina@usj.es

Abstract

About a 19 % of elderly population is associated with poor performance in assessments of memory; the phenomenon is known as Age-related Memory Impairment (AMI). Lifelogging technologies can contribute to compensate for memories deficits. However, no matter how functional technology is, older people will not use it if they perceive it as intrusive or embarrassing. This paper shows our work to tailor current activity recognition techniques (based on Emerging Patterns) to provide value for AMI people from RFID reading and GPS positioning. Evaluation shows (1) increases in the recall of autobiographical memories, (2) recognition issues, which require the supervision of the e-Memory Diary, and (3) evidences that this approach didn’t suffer from the usual rejection showed to this technology by elderlies.